Taproot Media

Special audio show about the making of The Lost Notebooks of Hank Williams. 13 singer/songwriters were given the opportunity to set lyrics from Hank Williams' notebooks to music and perform them on the CD. On this show hosted by Alejandro Escovedo, we hear the artists such as Jack White, Rodney Crowell, and Alan Jackson talk about what it was like to “collaborate” with Hank Williams.

Direct download: tmf0068.mp3
Category:taproot -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

Joanathan Harkham talks about trying to capture the textures of the southern California landscape and latino culture, listening to his mother's country music while growing up in Los Angeles, and why he chose to cover "Green Green Grass of Home."

Direct download: tmf0067.mp3
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Ted Hefko talks about the extremely competitive music scene in  NYC and how that's a positive influence on artists, how Dylan's early work was a uge inspiration for him, riding the Greyhound Bus to move to New Orelans when he was just out of high school, and learning to "fix his face."

Direct download: tmf0066.mp3
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Mary Flower talks about the Piedmont blues as "band in a hand," how she met Elizabeth Cotten, her square-necked Gibson and when she works it into her shows, playing everywhere from bars to Merlefest, and talks about three tracks from her Misery Loves Company CD.

Direct download: tmf0065.mp3
Category:taproot -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

Todd Jagger and JR Harrell talk about listening to border radio stations when they were kids, their own radio show, the joys of Texas swing, and their experience recording in Sun Studios with ghosts looking over their shoulder.

Direct download: tmf0064.mp3
Category:taproot -- posted at: 12:30am EDT

Scotty Alan talks about living in the wilds of Michigan, his punk rock days, making music at home, how he found himself in Los Angeles to record his CD, Wreck and the Mess, and his "Irish roots."

Direct download: tmf0063.mp3
Category:taproot -- posted at: 10:26pm EDT

Ernie Hawkins talks about the influence The Rev Gary Davis's early days in Durham, the influence Davis has had on his own music, the technique of playing guitar riffs as if they are piano or horm lines, and his upcoming show at the University of North Carolina's Southern Folklife Center.

Direct download: tmf0062.mp3
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Tilford Sellers talks about his roots music inspirations on his most recent release, What You're Doing To Me, how he writes smooth sounding lyrics, and shares a cut from his most recent recording session.

Direct download: tmf0061.mp3
Category:taproot -- posted at: 9:21pm EDT

Chris Larsen, head of malware research for Blue Coat systems talks about some of the trends in end-user malware that his group has been seeing recently. We talk about search engine poisoning, malvertising, the dangers of abandoned web properties, and why image searches are currently one of the most dangerous things end users can do on the net.

Direct download: itg005.mp3
Category:itg -- posted at: 10:21pm EDT

Arty Hill talks about changing the name of his most recent CD, his theory of what makes a song great, getting preloaded on a Ford, and why he had to write a song about drinking charcoal. 

Direct download: tmf0060.mp3
Category:taproot -- posted at: 7:36pm EDT